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Féile Scannán na Réabhlóide 2016 - 27-29 Bealtaine
Séásúr an Fhómhair 2020 / Autumn Season 2020
A Week-end of World Cinema in Conamara Buy Tickets
 
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Covid 19 Update

On the 6th of October the Irish Government implemented level 3 restrictions across the state. Under level 3 indoor theatre-based events are not permitted. This means that we have to cancel some of the films planned for this season and that our Autumn Season will not begin until 29th of October at the earliest.

A decision on this will be taken and announced here nearer that date. In the meantime we will be contacting all those who have already bought tickets in order to arrange a refund.

(La Bataille d'Alger)

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Italy / Algeria 1966
117 minutes
Cert: Club
 

 

Bob Quinn will introduce this film.

One of the most influential political films in history, The Battle of Algiers, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés, and French soldiers resort to torture to break the will of the insurgents. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them. Pontecorvo’s tour de force has astonishing relevance today.